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Gems of Bluegrass #1029 Songs about Train Wrecks

From: Philip Nusbaum
Series: Gems of Bluegrass
Length: 07:53

for regular users, show for July 10 - 16, 2010. Anytime for others

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Listeners to many kinds of North American traditional music love songs about wrecks, and especially train wrecks. On today’s Gem of Bluegrass, Lyle Lofgren, Adam Granger and host Phil Nusbaum talk about the types of train wrecks and why audiences seem to love this type of song.

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Listeners to many kinds of North American traditional music love songs about wrecks, and especially train wrecks. On today’s Gem of Bluegrass, Lyle Lofgren, Adam Granger and host Phil Nusbaum talk about the types of train wrecks and why audiences seem to love this type of song.

Transcript

High Tone Dorsey Dixon Babies in the Mill Wreck of the Old 97
Challenge 78 Aulton Ray True and Trembling Brakeman
Victor 78 Mr and Mrs JW Baker New Market Wreck
Smithsonian Folkways Various, Carter Family Anthology of American Folk Music Wreck of the 143
Yazoo Various, Carver Bros Music of Kentucky v. 2 Brave Engineer (Wreck of the Number 9)
Columbia Charlie Poole Bill Mason
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Timing and Cues

incue: music
outcue: UA
Maybe play a version of the Orange Blossom Special, a fiddle tune which references the power of a locomotive.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Listeners to many kinds of North American traditional music love songs about wrecks, and especially train wrecks. On today’s Gem of Bluegrass, Lyle Lofgren, Adam Granger and host Phil Nusbaum talk about the types of train wrecks and why audiences seem to love this type of song.

OUTRO:

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